Who said anything about bringing down Google?
This has obviously been a problem in the minds of webmasters that has gone unresolved for over a year. When so many webmasters have supposedly contacted Google over this issue and they either ignore or give lip service to individual emails, the only last result is to make it public. One could say posting about it in WebmasterWorld is making it public, but the only public here is your likewise helpless web geek peers.
When I say make it public, they are now a publicly owned company, and their continued silence on this issue seems to force the issue to the only forum to get a public answer which is in front of shareholders and traders. Just beware how you do this as retributions could be nasty, I'd hate to see sites vanish or AdSense accounts cancelled in retaliation, or worse.
However, before making a HUGE stink, it would be nice to hear someone like GoogleGuy weigh in on whether this is in fact a real problem or just a perceived problem. It would give everyone a black eye if it was just misguided paranoia that doesn't actually reflect the true reason the redirecting sites that are ahead of your site, they may be ahead of you for other reasons.
If everyone suffering from this perceived problem wrote them at once, hundreds or more, they might take notice. Give them a week to respond and if they ignore you all, then hit them publicly.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 3:56 am (utc) on Mar. 10, 2005]